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Old 02-23-2013, 01:49 PM   #19
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Re: Reading program for a 5 year old

Honestly, I would just let it go for awhile. She's so young, it isn't worth having a negative experience. Give it a month or two and try again. If she still isn't interested, wait another month or two. If she isn't even kindergarten age yet, there really isn't a rush to do this. Even when she is kindergarten age, there shouldn't be much of a rush.

ETA: I say this as someone who definitely tried pushing reading too soon for my dd (partially at the behest of dh), and it didn't do any good. In fact, I just had to repair her attitude later. We're now nearing the end of her kindergarten year and I can already see how much it didn't matter a year ago when I started this. Frankly, it wouldn't matter a whole lot at this point either, but she finally hit the right spot and picked it up and is loving it.
Adrienne, wife and lover to Andrew Mama to Simon (2/21/06 - 2/26/06), Norah (6/28/07), Ezra (5/11/10), and Phoebe (6/14/12).

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